Thursday, June 16, 2011

Butter Walnut Cookies

I was on the other side of the room when the phone rang. The paralyzing ring...I stood immobile only my head turned round in the direction of Bell's element of morning torture. I stood immobile... a chill ran down my spine as everything went into a Hitchcock black and white mode...would it be the squeaky voice that had tried to persuade me down the 200 TV channel lane? the sinister gas company "converters"? I 'd already refused to change my air conditioning, and answer any surveys, so "who could it beeee nowww?"
I  shyly approached the phone(they weren't giving up) to take a peek at the incoming number, I mean after all they couldn't see me... right?
I picked up...  RELIEF -  it was a friend in need. She began to speak... (did I say  relief?) After three minutes of chat it became clear that "having something sweet would make her feel sooooo much better" and as i tried to find solutions to the topic of our conversation...she pointed out she really wouldn't take that long to get to my place, "after all, these conversations are much more productive in person"... I kinda got the hint...

After all, cookies hadn't been on the menu for a while...and here's why you should always have this easy as can be Slice & Bake cookie dough in your fridge

How to ?
1 cup of butter and1/2 cup of sugar
Add 1/2 cup powder sugar, and a pinch of salt
Kkeep beating
Add 2 egg yolks  and then mix in 1 1/2 cups of flour
If the dough gets too hard you can  finish mixing with a spoon, add chopped walnuts
Divide dough and shape into logs, chill in plastic wrap for 3 hours min in refrigerator
You can roll them in sugar before you slice and bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly brown

to help a friend in need...